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Six Wyeth paintings fetch $2M at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) - Six paintings by the famous Wyeth family of artists have sold for just over $2 million at a New York City auction.

New Jersey businessman Eric Sambol sold the works by Andrew, Jamie and N.C. Wyeth at Christie's on Thursday.

They included three by Andrew, two by Jamie, and one by N.C.

The highlight of the sale was N.C. Wyeth's "Norry Seavey Hauling Lobster Traps Off Blubber Island." The 1938 oil of a fisherman off the coast of Port Clyde, Maine, sold for nearly $844,000.

The Wyeths summered in Maine and lived and worked in Chadds Ford, Pa.

Sambol began his collection in 2000. He's a nature photographer and owns a construction company in Toms River, N.J.

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This is Home - Bucksport

Grab a book and a bite to eat and enjoy all the history Bucksport has to offer: the Library, Bookstacks book store, Ice cream, Crosby's Take-out, Harborside restaurant; The Fort, Mill, Buck monument and Northeast Historic Films vault!

Fatal fire investigated in Monroe

MONROE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Department of Public Safety says a body was recovered from a burned out house in the town of Monroe.

The fire on Jackson Road was discovered by a passerby around 11:30pm Thursday.

Investigators say they belive the body is likely that of 56-year-old Randy Oliver, who lived in the one and a half story brick house. The body was discovered about 6:00am Friday in the rubble of the house that had fallen into the basement.

The body was taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta for positive identification.

Investigators say because the damage was so extensive, it is unlikely a cause of the fire can be determined. The four exterior brick walls are all that remain of the house.

Yellow Dot Program spreads to Knox County

ROCKPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A program that originated in Maine in Cumberland County last year is spreading to Knox County, and it's a program that police and first responders believe can help save lives.

If you sign up for the Yellow Dot Program, a yellow dot is placed on the back window of your car, and that alerts first responders when you're in a car accident or have a medical emergency that there's important medical information listed in your glove compartment.

Program organizers said the amount and type of information the patient chooses to put in their yellow dot booklet is completely up to them. 

Patients can list medical conditions, allergies, medications, contact information for relatives and physicians, and even hospital preference.

Emergency personnel said the information in the yellow dot booklet can be valuable, especially when they first arrive on scene of an accident when every second counts.

Porter gets 16 years for drug-related killing of Florida man

BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A 25-year-old man from Jackson has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the drug-related fatal shooting of a Florida firefighter.

In a plea agreement, Daniel Porter pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 31-year-old Jerry Perdomo of Orange City, Florida.

He was sentenced Monday inside Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast in an agreement that called for a maximum sentence of 30 years.

Porter was arrested in February 2012 at his father's home in Jackson where police say he killed the Seminole County firefighter over a drug debt. Both men had been working to deal prescription Oxycodone in Maine.

Porter told police that he owed Perdomo $3,000 and that Perdomo had threatened him and his family.

Firefighter killer learns his sentence

BELFAST, Maine (AP) - A 25-year-old Maine man is being sentenced in the drug-related fatal shooting of a Florida firefighter.

In a plea agreement, Daniel Porter pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Jerry Perdomo, 31, of Orange City, Fla.

He's being sentenced Monday in Belfast in an agreement that calls for a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Porter was arrested in February 2012 at a house in Jackson where police say he killed the Seminole County firefighter over a drug debt.

Porter told police that he owed Perdomo $3,000 and that Perdomo had threatened him and his family.

An affidavit said Porter and Perdomo had earlier exchanged death threats, with Porter threatening to shoot Perdomo and put him through a wood chipper, and Perdomo threatening to cut off Porter's hands.